For almost five innings Wednesday night, Domingo Germán was in total command. Aside from a walk to DJ Stewart in the second, Germán retired 14 Orioles to open the game. It took a ground ball off the bat of the speedy Ryan Mountcastle that careened toward foul territory along the third-base line — forcing Gio Urshela to attempt an acrobatic jumping throw that he nearly completed in time to first — for Germán to give up a hit.
By that point, Germán already had all the run support he would need in the Yankees’ 7-0 win at Oriole Park.
Mike Ford opened the scoring with a solo home run that sailed just far enough to land in the first row of the left-field seats, and Gio Urshela came through with the Yankees’ big hit in a four-run third, a three-run blast to left.
In all, Germán threw 92 pitches (63 strikes) and went seven innings, striking out six batters for the second consecutive outing — he earned his first win of the season in that start against Cleveland last Thursday.